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Friday, 3 April 2015

miss b loves ..........Easter treats and traditions!



I always know that spring has arrived when cute signs appear on the trees down our lane! 



One of the highlights of this time of year is of course Easter. The tree which we bought last year with the glass and feather baubles has been brought out again ........



..... with a couple of new additions. A pretty egg-shaped candle (too cute to light?) and traditional woven palm leaves....both surprise gifts which were brought back from Barcelona for us this week. Palm Sunday is the beginning of Semana Santa(Holy Week)and the palms are sold on stalls in the city.


There were other gifts too which appealed to my sweet tooth .......




Boldú is a well-known bakery and café in the centre of Barcelona established in 1939 and one of their specialities is Bolduman, a cronut character which has been given an Easter twist.





The doughnuts above, decorated with small chocolate eggs and feathers, are Boldú's version of the traditional Spanish Easter cake called La Mona de Pascua. Apparently it symbolises that the Lent abstinence is over and it is a gift from godparents to their godchildren...... 


A traditional Mona de Pascua
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As much as I love traditional chocolate Easter eggs I also like the more quirky and witty designs too which Hotel Chocolat do so well. This year they have excelled with their chocolate version of egg on toast and eggs and soldiers. 




I couldn't resist buying a couple of Headphone Jacks from Marks and Spencer. Perfect Easter treats for teenage nephews! 



It's finally starting to look more like spring around here(although it doesn't feel like spring with temperatures of 8°C !!) At last the daffodils are flowering and adding colour to the garden......




A couple of weeks ago we spent the day in the Lake District and visited the Wordsworth Daffodil Garden in Grasmere. A little early as the daffodils had only just started to bloom. People from all over the world have sponsored stepping stones to create a meandering path through the garden to raise funds for local charities and to promote the heritage of the Grasmere area. It's a popular spot as Wordsworth is buried in the churchyard next to the garden.




His most famous work 'I wandered lonely as a cloud' is apparently the nation's fifth favourite poem! I can just about remember the first verse..


'I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees
fluttering and dancing in the breeze.' 

             

Happy Easter!


40 comments:

  1. Thanks fir your visiting.
    Happy Easter!!

    Luisa

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  2. J'aime beaucoup ton choix des chocolats ! J'aime aussi regarder les vitrines à cette époque de l'année, c'est tellement beau et plein d'imagination...
    ça fait longtemps que je n'est pas été en Barcelone, j'adore cette ville !
    Happy Easter Miss ! x

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  3. What adorable items! love the eggs with feathers inside and that chocolate pop that looks like a splattered egg! Hope you have a most wonderful Easter holiday!!

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  4. Happy Easter! Now off to find some Easter chocolate...

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  5. Your Easter tree is so cute and love the new additions from Barcelona. Actually, I didnt know the bolduman treat but looks very yummy as well as the doughnuts. Wordsworth Daffodil Garden sounds the kind of place I can enjoy as well, love the path they have built and its meaning. Miss B, happy Easter! Hope you have a wonderful and joyful long weekend with sun and warmth! Many kisses! xo

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  6. Your Easter decor with the feathers is so nice and unique. It's one of a kind. The chocolates for Boldu looks so delicious. I hope you will enjoy a blessed and fun Easter.

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  7. Advance Happy Easter! Cronuts yum! T'is the season for chocolate overload.

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  8. It never really quite feels like Spring until Easter comes around. The treats you picked up all look lovely. Happy Easter to you and your family!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  9. Beautiful poetry ;) and I love the daffodils ~ such a happy flower! Your Easter tree is so pretty and I remember it from last year. The chocolate headphone is so funny! Such a great idea for a teenage boy:) Have a wonderful weekend. xxleslie

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  10. Isn't Easter a great time? I love all of the different things that you can do. How adorable is that tree with the eggs too. Beautiful miss b. I wish you a wonderful Easter holiday weekend. xx Thanks for your sweet comments, I enjoy entertaining so much.
    Easter Inspiration

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  11. Happy Easter Miss B! This post is so beautiful. Those daffodils are absolutely amazing! They're so tall and their color is so beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous. I am loving those donuts and the tradition behind them. I love unique things like you do :) I want chocolate toast and egg! That looks like a work of art. So beautiful. Have a blessed holiday my friend.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  12. Hi Miss B. Lovely post filled with great joys. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy Easter to you and your dear family.
    Hugs, CM

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  13. Aaaaw you have Easter decorations that you bring out each year. I have enough with Christmas decorations (ha ha) but they look pretty nonetheless. I'm not a fan of Easter egg chocolate but I know what you mean about quirky Easter chocolate design. Trust Hotel Chocolat to be a winner with their designs. Selfridges food hall have a few pretty chocolate treats too. It was such a lovely sunny day today so hope you got to enjoy the warmer temperatures - bye bye 8 degrees celsius!! Happy Easter.

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  14. What an incredible Easter chocolate and sweets collection! Happy Easter!

    www.LUXESSED.com

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  15. Happy Easter Miss B and I loved seeing your decorations and hearing about your traditions.
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. Happy Easter to you too! I love this time of the year, but it would be even better if it felt like spring. Love all those chocolate Easter treats! The headphones are really funny! And yes, the candle is too cute to light it up! Have a nice time, miss B!

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  17. i love the feather inside the the glass. so pretty

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  18. I absolutely love seeing the mass of daffodils around everywhere at the moment and those Hotel Chocolat goodies look delicious - I should have picked some up as well this Easter! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  19. Hope you had a lovely Easter, my dear! xoxo

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  20. Love your Easter decorations and all the daffodils! x

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  21. Belated Happy Easter miss b! Love the 'mind the frogs' sign. How cute :) My partner's mum will go crazy over the daffodils! Lovin all the yellows and greens around, though it's not great for my hayfever :(

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  22. Yummy photos!
    Happy Easter dear :)

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  23. Aw, everything looks so cute & yummy! Happy weekend, dear! xoxo

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  24. Oh, those easter eggs are lovely! I'm watching the sweets but thanks for the virtual bite. ;) I visited the Lake District with my family when I was 17. It is the most charming place. We stayed at Lake Windermere and my hotel room was in a turret. I'll never forget it. Lovely post!
    xx, Heather

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  25. Your decorations are so pretty! Daffodils are so lovely at this time of year! Hope you are having a good week:)
    ~Anne

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  26. Oh yes Spring is here.
    Time to go out and have some fun.

    Have a wonderful weekend ♥

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

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  27. Thank you for your comments. I can see that many of you also enjoy the Easter celebrations including the chocolate!

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  28. Look at those festive doughnuts! I would love one of those. I really like the idea of having signs on the trees with the arrival of spring, what a great idea. And your glass Easter egg tree is delightful. I'm glad spring has arrived in your area. Those daffodils are just beautiful.

    Have a splendid week, miss b.

    love, ~Sheri

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  29. Loving your yellow feather Easter tree! Hoping your spring has been a good one so far!

    xo Mary Jo
    http://www.trustyourstyle.com

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  30. Just dropped by to say hello...
    Hope you are enjoying your vacation from the blog ♥

    http://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Ann for popping over to say hello!

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  31. Your Easter tree and ornaments are lovely and delicious treats! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xoxo, Brenda

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  32. Just popping in to say hello.

    You're not blogging as much, and I have missed you. :~)

    love, ~me

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    1. So kind of you to pop over to say hello. For one reason or another it's been a hectic few weeks but I hope to be publishing another post very soon!

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  33. Nice post!!! I hope you are well....
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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